Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 19

Kamaruzzaman Funerals: The Photo Archive

Heart-breaking scenes and video from the main Janazah of Kamaruzzaman Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, prominent Islamist leader and senior Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami, was buried early on Sunday, 12 April, 2015, at Sherpur. The body of the veteran leader was buried beside an orphanage he founded in Mudipara, at Bajitkhali Union of Sherpur Sadar sub-district at …

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May 19

Final Moments of Mohammad Kamaruzzaman: Recollections of a witness

The following was recollected by Atiqur Rahman, the Secretary General of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir at a program in Dhaka in the aftermath of the hanging of Kamaruzzaman. He mentioned that this was shared with him by a senior leader, who had heard it from a senior official at Dhaka Central Jail. Final moments of …

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May 11

Quran Day: A legacy of blood and impunity

The 11th of May every year is commemorated in Bangladesh every year as “Quran Day”. On the 11th of May, 1985, police forces, under the orders of magistrate Molla Wahiduzzaman, opened fire upon Quran loving protesters at Chapai Nawabganj in Bangladesh, killing 8 innocent people. Despite a huge wave of nationwide protests against this barbaric …

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